Bentley Community Schools are committed to partnering with parents and community to create a synergistic learning environment for all learners. Our stakeholders have a lot to be excited about in the Bentley School District. One of the developments we are most thrilled by is the high school’s receipt of the competitive whole-school technology grant, providing every high school student with an iPad. The integration of iPad technology into every high school classroom has elevated the level of student engagement and is facilitating learning in a technologically advanced environment. All middle school students have access to chrome book technology during the school day, and our Barhitte students are exposed to iPad, Chromebook and classroom/lab CPUs.
To support the successful implementation of our district technology plan and district improvement plan, every teacher in our district is engaged in deep, meaningful professional learning focused on the integration of technology in the classroom made possible through additional grant dollars. Another major focal point for professional development is in creating a culture of visible thinking through intentional implementation of research-based teaching strategies in every classroom. Our students are experiencing high level, engaging lessons in each course at every level.
Barhitte Elementary and Bentley Middle school are now designated as school-wide Title I buildings, which means we can use grant monies to provide supplemental programs for all students. We are partnering with the GISD to implement a district-wide multi-tiered system of support within each building designed to systematically intervene and address each individual student's academic and social needs. The goal is to supplement areas of weakness and celebrate and expand upon areas of strength for every learner. Targeted intervention strategies are utilized to close and eliminate mathematic and literacy gaps at every level.
Our community is behind our school district! Last fall the voters approved a 3 mil bond with identified projects supporting substantial improvements in the safety and security of our students in each building. The learning environment in each building is being greatly improved upon using general fund dollars allocated to improving classroom resources because they won’t have to be allocated to desperately needed infrastructure and fixed asset repairs and replacement due to the funds generated by the bond.
The Bentley Community Schools learning community is working diligently to implement processes and programming that meet every student’s individual needs so that our students can reach the highest levels of academic and personal success. We are making great strides toward our goal of being the “Best Little District in Genesee County” by focusing on school improvement initiatives aligned to AdvancEd district accreditation standards and through intentional focus on the partnership between home and school. We take pride in our student successes and in our greater learning community while we honor Bentley’s rich history and look to the future with anticipation for great things to come.
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